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Nat & Brooks’ Linville Gorge Engagement Portraits were a beautiful celebration of their love together. It was such a privilege to work as a Linville Gorge Photographer for the day.

Nat & Brooks met each other working at a wilderness camp for troubled teens. The Gorge is one of their favorite places in Western North Carolina & the outdoors has been an important aspect of their relationship so it only made sense to do their engagement photos there.



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Linville Gorge is known for its vast views and the epic sunrises & sunsets. Located in Western North Carolina, it’s amazing to visit in the fall & summer. Just make sure to always pack a rain jacket because the weather can change so quickly! Nat & Brooks & I watched as the dark clouds rolled in & thunder rolled in the distance during their Linville Engagement Portraits. This was the first time I’d been on this trail in Linville Gorge & it was a doozie! The trail goes pretty much straight up until you’re above treeline.


Engagement sessions are the perfect time to have some fun and get used to being in front of a camera before your wedding day. It’s a time to let your guards down & make some memories you’ll want to remember forever – which is what Nat & Brooks did! They had so much fun exploring the top of the mountain with their adorable pup Nalu. They danced & laughed and had a wonderful time in the gorge. Nat & Brooks’ engagement session was perfect & an evening to remember – and it was such a joy to be their Linville Gorge Photographer.


Like most adventure sessions, it’s best to plan your Linville Gorge session in advance and to have a backup rain date. This is because the weather is extremely unpredictable in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The gorge is part of the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, which means no permits are required for engagement sessions. As your Linville Gorge Photographer, I’m more than happy to help you find the perfect spot in the gorge for your photoshoot.

I’d love to be your very own Linville Gorge Engagement Photographer and help you plan an epic adventure session! Let’s get in touch!



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Amanda & Joe

"Kirsten was so sweet and fun to hang out with - it felt like we brought a friend along with us! She captured everything I wanted and gave us the perfect photos for us to remember our special day.
We received a mix of candid photos and portraits.

I thought I would feel awkward taking portraits. but she gave great prompts that made it fun and had us laughing. When I received my photos. I was blown away at how natural we looked and how much of our love was captured in the photos. I am literally obsessed with how our pictures came out!"

Payton & Kristen

"Kirsten produced lovely photos from our very dreamy and memorable mountain photo shoot. We display the engagement photos proudly all around our house. She knows the area well and can suggest areas if you are not.

She's non-judgmental if you're nervous about being in front of a camera and LGBTQ+ friendly! We highly recommend Kirsten to anyone looking to get engaged or elope in the Asheville area."

Caroline & Cameron

"😭😭 These are amazing. Thank you so so much for making this chaotic day look so peaceful and magical. I know we were rushed but you'd never know from these pictures. We couldn't have asked for more! and thank you for getting us our gallery and sneak peaks so quickly!!"

Amythest & Sara

"Kirsten was delightful and really allowed us to be ourselves and enjoy the time together. The photos from this session are warm. intimate. and really showcase the love that my wife and I hold in our relationship. I am forever thankful for that afternoon Kirsten spent with us. if you are considering booking a session. this is a business you want to do it with <3"

Sarah & Alex

"Kirsten was absolutely amazing to work with! While visiting the States on our honeymoon, we arranged to have photos taken to commemorate our elopement, and Kirsten took our vision and ran with it! Kirsten made the the entire experience so easy for us - from helping us plan and pick a venue, to bringing her pop-up tent for a wardrobe change at the top of the mountain.

Kirsten went above and beyond The photos themselves are more beautiful than we could have hoped for. and we are so grateful. Could not recommend Kirsten enough!"

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